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Address: Darul Aman Road, Kabul, Afghanistan

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'Soon' to be redeveloped. Get in now.

It takes imagination to work out what it was like pre-conflict but it is a fascination place. There are stated intent to restore the Palace. My guess is that this will result in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
Tom S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

It seems to was the main attraction in Kabul, but now it's totally destroyed and you need to ask for a permission to get inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

It takes imagination to work out what it was like pre-conflict but it is a fascination place. There are stated intent to restore the Palace. My guess is that this will result in it being closed to the public for a very long time.

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1 Thank Tom S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This was a historical place dated back to the times of reign of king Amanullah khan which he built it for himself and his family.

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Thank Sayed Abdullah Q
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I visited Darul Aman Palace with my interpreter. It appears that people can no longer go in because of the restoration plan in place, unlike before when you can go in if a local helps you talk to the guards. However, the facet of the palace is magnificent in its own right.

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Thank 96joshuap
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

It’s in interesting place to visit, its strategically located in Kabul city, there are very few such structures in Afghanistan. Its takes you back in history,Please check out this place before it’s renovated, in addition, you can also see new parliament building.

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1 Thank Abdul Majeed J
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

The palace is an amazing piece of architecture constructed in the 1920's. It's great to see from the outside and amazing inside. (I don't know how we arranged to get in.) The palace offers a great view of the mountains and new parliament house. The ruins show the conflict, with evidence of the bombing and heavy fire. The graffiti inside... More 

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2 Thank Oren F
Kabul, Afghanistan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Unfortunately you cannot walk around inside the palace. It must have been an amazing palce to visit. Hopefully someday they will restore it before it completely falls down.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

What a reminder of the Soviet occupation and the bitter civil war in the 90's. This place has its own aura and beauty. We couldn't get inside because the palace is heavily guarded. Watch out for beggars here, but a must visit if coming to kabul

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Many visitors to Kabul don't make it all the way out to Darulaman Palace. That's a shame. It is both a poignant reminder of the utterly useless destruction of civil war and, in the new Parliament building next door and the almost completely rebuilt buildings around it, a reminder of the Afghans’ resiliency and progress in the last decade. If... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

We drove by and took pictures, without going in. From the street you can get the feel for what it must have been like as well as see some of the interior decorations.

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